# ASE4423 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS

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ASE
4423

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS

REQUIRED/ELECTIVE:

Aerospace Engineering

Elective

CATALOG DATA:

ASE4423 Intro
duction to

Comput
ational

Fluid Dynamics (3)

(Prerequisite: Consent of
instructor). Three hours lecture. Elementary
aspects of computational fluid dynamics (CFD);
review of numerical analysis and fluid mechanics as pertinent to CFD; numerical solution to
selected fluid dynamic problem

PREREQUISITE BY TOPIC:

1.

Fluid mechanics

2.

Numerical methods

TEXTBOOKS AND OTHER REQUIRE
D MATERIAL:

J. C. Tannehill, D.
A. Anderson,
and R.
H. Pletcher,
Computational Fluid Mechanics and Heat
Transfer
, 2
nd

ed., Taylor and Francis, 1997.

COORDINATOR:

Dr. David Bridges, Chair

COURSE OBJECTIVES

AND RELATIONSH
IP TO PROGRAM OUTCOMES
:

Note: Parenthesized list indicates the
Aerospace
each objective.

1.

To introduce the use of model equations for the development of
numerical solution algorithms
(a,b,e,k
).

2.

To introduce the elementary aspects of computational fluid dynamics, e.g., difference
expressions, order of accuracy, stability, consistency, convergence, upwinding, explicit &
implicit methods,

boundary conditions, etc. (a,b,e,k
).

3.

To develop and analyze m
ethods for the numerical solution of the

equations of fluid motion
(a,b,e,k
).

4.

To develop an understanding of the physical and numerical fluid behavior within numerical
solutions and to develop

an ability to recognize each (a,b,e,k
).

5.

To develop the communic
ation skills necessary to report the results of a computational fluid
dynamics simulation, including a preliminary a
ssessment of solution quality (
a,b,
g,k
).

6.

To introduce students to research publications relevant to

computational fluid dynamics
(a,i,j,k
).

TOPICS COVERED:

(Number of class hrs)

1.

Partial di fferential equati ons

6

2.

Discrete approximations

5

3.

Fouri er stability analysis

3

4.

Linear convection equation

6

5.

Nonli near wave equation

10

6.

Heat equation

4

7.

Lapl ace equation

4

8.

Quizzes and presentations

4

9.

Final exam

3

CONTRIBUTION TO PROFESSIONAL COMPONENT:

Engineering Topics: Engineering Science and Design

Math/science

60%

Engineering

40%

ASSESSMENTS:

1.

Homework

2.

Projects (including reports and presentation)

3.

Quizzes

4.

F
inal exam

PERFORMANCE
CRITERIA
:

Note: Parenthesized list indicates the assessment methods used (see above).

Objective 1:

1.1

Demonstrate knowledge of model equations for the development of
numerical
solution algorithms (1,2,3
,4
).

Objective 2:

2.1

Demonstrate knowledge of the elementary aspects of computational fluid dynamics
including; difference equations, order of accuracy, stability, consistency,
convergence, upwinding, explicit and implicit methods, boundary conditions, etc.
(1
,2,3
,4
).

Objecti
ve 3:

3.1

Demonstrate the ability to perform detailed ana
lysis of numerical algorithms (1,3
,4
).

Objective 4:

4.1

Demonstrate the ability to recognize the physical and numerical fluid behavio
r within
a numerical solution (1,2,3
,4
).

Objective 5:

5.1

Dem
onstrate the ability to describe numerical solutions to model problems including
an asses
sment of solution accuracy (1,3
,4
).

Objective 6:

6.1

Demonstrate the ability to utilize relevant literature in computational fluid dynamics (1,
2).

PREPARED BY:

Da
vid S. Thompson, Associate Professor, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, Jan. 2005.

Modified by David
Thompson, Associate Professor, Dep
t. of Aerospace Engineering, Feb
. 200
9
.